Daily Photo: Rising Temperatures

black cat sleeping on back
Mr. Sunshine’s summer sleeping position.

It must be 80 degrees upstairs. Mr. Sunshine is exposing himself, and his soft fuzzy belly. At least this time he’s not exposing himself to the whole valley outside the window!

Really, Mr. Sunshine never sleeps on his back except when the temperatures reach 80 degrees and above. He’ll be spending a good bit of the summer stretched out on his back. As the temperature rose, he even flattened out a little more, hooking his paw on the edge of the wardrobe so he wouldn’t tumble off, which has happened.

black cat sleeping on back
He opens even wider! What amazing hips!

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Mimi in the Mirror, 2012
photo of black cat in mirror
Mimi in the Mirror

Mimi, pensive at the morning window, reflected in the mirror, reflecting.

The mirror is very old and slightly clouded, pitted here and there; I intentionally blurred the reflection, Mimi softened, the window and curtain rippled by the old glass, the mirror is real, but what is in it is memory, influenced by the medium itself.

I’m sure Mimi has many memories to reflect upon in the warm sun of a spring morning.

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Am I Interrupting Something? or The Four Housecats of the Apocalypse, 2012
four black cats
A meeting was apparently called…

Hmmm, came around the landing at the bottom of the steps and looked up…not sure what they’re up to. This is not long after I “rescued” the mousie they were wrestling over and chasing around the house, put it outside, and called them the “Four Housecats of the Apocalypse” (the first time I’d called them by that name). Perhaps they don’t like the name.

Or, from another perspective, perhaps they are discussing what to get me for Mother’s Day!

Think I’ll leave them alone to figure it out.

Browse some rescued cats and kittens!


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